On Saturday night CalPlaza will host another of this summer’s Grand Performances and they’re FREE!
This bill is World Music Electronica with TransGlobal Underground (TGU), Issa Bagayogo, and NIYAZ.
When: Saturday, July 30th – 6 PM
Where: California Plaza (directions)
What: Free Music
Why: You were looking for something to do Saturday night
Images from Ozomatli performance July 1, 2005 – click for larger but crappier views
The Grand Performances site is pretty thorough, so read over all the info. I recommend brining some dinner or a snack. I also recommend getting there early or sending someone in your party at least an hour early. There is large bench seating area to the left of the stage but don’t count on anything in the center section because it was all reserved when I saw Ozomatli there. Also, it gets a bit chilly at night (or we hope so) so bring a jacket.
When staking out a space, it helps to bring a towel or blanket. You can also bring folding chairs, which is a great idea, but don’t count on the people in front of you staying seated. Most of the visiblity sucks if you’re not right at the edge of the balcony area or in the seating, but the acoustics are pretty good and it’s a great party.
The free concerts are becoming incredibly popular (they said at the time the Ozomatli audience was the largest they’d had yet). We parked in the lot there and it was $5. You can also take the subway or park on the streets (not to hard to do on a Saturday early evening).